Web Hosting – as you know, there are four main classifications types namely Shared Hosting, Reseller, VPS and Dedicated Servers.
Then there are several possibilities of extra services like 24/7 priority support, migrating database or additional IPs. In general, it’s not advised to choose a hosting firm that assures anything less than 99.5% up-time, and here’s a brief look into each of the web hosting types.
That’s a standard model when a single server is utilized by several clients, usually from 20 to 300 users, and it called “web hosting services“. If a shared server is configured with Cloudlinux and/or Litespeed web server which is extra software help better performance, it can handle more users.
For startups and small businesses like online shop, blog, shared hosting is undoubtedly the most affordable and popular choice.
It’s highly recommended to continue with shared hosting till the time your site gets at least 3,000 visitors/day, following which, you can switch over to dedicated hosting. However, this may vary depending upon the number of visitors trying to access your website simultaneously.
The most popular hosting control panels are cPanel (in Linux Operating system called Redhat/CentOS) and Plesk (in Windows Operating system).
Our web hosting plans have been designed to fit the most resource requirement from customers, with limitations of addon domains, disk space, and bandwidth while all other features have “unlimited”.
A reseller hosting is someone who sells web hosting. It usually refers to companies that own a dedicated server or have bought a reseller hosting plan from another Web hosting provider. If you are planning to start web hosting business, you can purchase a reseller hosting. Then, you can create some packages (with specific disk space, bandwidth, the number of addon domains, parked domains, MySQL,…) and resell them to your customers.
The most flexible way to set up as a hosting reseller is to set up a dedicated server. When you own or lease the entire machine, you can decide who can have web space on your server and allocate resources to them however you wish. Both of cPanel and Plesk support separated to reseller hosting accounts as well.
Please notice reseller hosting account will be a standard hosting, but it has permission to access “reseller control panel” which has some features like create a new package, the modify password, plans to exist account or creating a new hosting account under reseller account.
VPS stands for virtual private servers. In this case, a physical server is split into multiple private servers, which are something like dedicated containers. All these virtual servers in the actual physical server make use of the same set of resources like RAM, disk space, network card, CPUs,… etc. This way you get a personal secure hosting environment. The best part is that you can remotely control and manage all the server functions using SSH root access which grants to you a full administration permission.
The servers are completely managed by the service providers and you need to worry about kind of technical glitches. In spite of all technical advancements, you as a customer will be sharing resources with others on the same physical server. Most importantly this kind of hosting service might come very hard because it requires your technical knowledge base until you purchase a ‘Managed services’.
A small note: cPanel license for a VPS hosting is cheaper than a dedicated server, however, VPS resources should be less more than a dedicated server.
A dedicated server has only your website to support and you do not share resources with any other customers. You can create as many websites as you can depend on server resources. Security and reliability seem good enough with these kinds of hosting but it can be a costly affair with around $100 that you need someone helping.
Notice: You can separate dedicated server to multiple VPS, but it requires some third-party software like SolusVM to do that (and it’s not easy!). The best way to use a dedicated server is installing hosting control panel like cPanel/Plesk.
In the end, please look at the various hosting types above, you should see the first step to starting with web hosting always be ‘web hosting‘. That’s a correct way to learn more about web hosting before you place your website on the Internet.